Childhood Illnesses

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When Mom Has an Illness

How do you cope? When you have an illness and you still have to be a mom. I have an illness that i have to live with.Unfortunealy it is not one that end my life. When i have bad days(which are starting to be everyday) it takes all my might not to get angry at my children for being children. Life doesn't stop just b/c you sick. On my bad days i just want to crawl in a coffin and die, but when you have a family to take care of, that is not an option. So if anyone has any advice . Please share on how to be a mom when your in misery due to an...

Chicken Pox

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Could This Be Chicken Pox?

my son has red bumps on his body.. abotu 20 spots... arms legs torso.. a couple here a couple there. it is 40 degrees outside.. not a mosquito to be seen. my hub said bedbugs.. but I see no evidence of bedbugs... He is acting totally fine.. no fever.. no lethargy.. running around all day. he is not vaccintaed for chicken pox. i have not heard of any cases of pox at their school.. (and the school is good about sending notes home for illnesses.) the only reason I think chicken pox. is this is the time of year for pox.. i...


Is It Chicken Pox???

Help, My son has a rash all over his chest, tummy and sides. They started...


Chicken Pox or Is It?

I am wondering if anyone has had this happen to their children that have had...

Fifth Disease

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Is It Fifth Disease?

My five year old son has had a rash for about 4 days. His cheeks are really red and kind of warm to the touch. He also has a rash on his trunk, arms, legs that is not as red. It is flat /slightly raised. It does not itch and he does not have a fever. He was sick about 2 week ago and was put on antibiotics(zithromax) for bronchitis. The rash did not appear until a week after he finished his antibiotic. So, I am not thinking that they are related. I'm wondering if this could be fifth disease. I did try Benadryl and it did not take the...

Hand, Foot & Mouth

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Hand, Foot and Mouth

Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with hand, foot and mouth. My poor 14 month old is miserable. She goes through phases where she seems OK then cries for hours in pain. Its just awful, any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Head Lice

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Is It Lice???

Hello Our friend came over with his daughter Saturday and found lice on her Sunday...I have vacuumed, disinfected and thrown away the costumes she was playing with. So here's the question my 2 year old has sticky white dandruff looking gunk on the top of her scalp(she is late to get hair so when wet you can see scalp) I didn't see anything moving what is it? What should I do?? She has not been scratching at all, and her brothers look fine. She also loves to rub yogurt in hair...don't ask...and hates to have her scalp scrubbed, which i...


We Have LICE

My itchy head woes continued as we did a lice check yesterday. I have it,...


Question About Lice

My 15 month old has lice. My mom discovered last week when we went over to...

Measles, Mumps & More

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Single Measles, Mumps and Rubella in Tucson Area

Do any of you know where we can get single vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella, as opposed to MMR? I have an 11 month old son who will need vaccination next month, and with measles going around I'd like to get him protected, however, I'm not too thrilled about giving him MMR. Please advise!


Measles / Benedryl

My 14 year old son came down with a rash that is covering his back and...